United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on July 13, 2012, Tony Harlan Wilson, 45, of Lincoln, was sentenced to 14 years (168 months) in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine between January 1, 2008 and November 5, 2010. Following the prison term, Wilson will serve five years on supervised release. He was also ordered to forfeit $69 in cash to the United States of America.
Information provided to law enforcement indicated that Wilson was responsible for the distribution of at least 1.5 kilograms (approximately three pounds) but less than five kilograms (11 pounds) of methamphetamine. On November 5, 2010, Lincoln Police officers saw Wilson engaged in what they suspected to be a drug transaction. Wilson was contacted by officers and was found in possession of approximately 4.5 grams of methamphetamine and $69 in cash.
The matter was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force, which includes officers of the Lincoln Police Department, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department.